Crazy Charlie

Fly Name
Hook 8-2
Thread black
Wings grizzly hackle
Tails none
Body braided tinsel
Hackle hair

Crazy Charlie

Crazy Charlie

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend.

Crazy Charlie

Attach braided tinsel in front part of the body area with 5 tight wraps.

Crazy Charlie

Attach a pair of bead chain eyes by tightly wrapping thread in a series of figure 8 wraps between the eye's stem and hook. Add a drop of head cement to windings.

Crazy Charlie

Evenly wind braid back down to bend and back up to the front part of the body. Secure with 5 tight wraps.

Crazy Charlie

Tie in a beard of hair directly underneath the hook shank with 2 loose wraps. Reposition hair for desired length and position. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim away the excess. Next tie in a grizzly hackle on each side of the hair. Again start with 2 loose wraps, adjust placement, and secure with 5 tight wraps.

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems.


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